Zoom Webinar Book Talk –
Eternity Clauses in Democratic Constitutionalism (OUP, 2021)
with the author -Silvia Suteu
13 OCT 2021 (WED)
16:30-17:30 (HK TIME)
This book analyses unamendability in democratic constitutionalism and engages critically and systematically with its perils, offering a much-needed corrective to existing understandings of this phenomenon. Whether formalized in the constitutional text or developed as part of judicial doctrines of implicit unamendability, eternity clauses raise fundamental questions about the core democratic commitments underpinning any given constitution.
Silvia Suteu is a Lecturer in Public Law at University College London, Faculty of Laws. She specialises in comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory, with a focus on comparative constitutional change, gender equality, and participatory constitutionalism. At UCL, she convenes the Public Law Group, is an editor of the Current Legal Problems journal, and is the gender editor for Lex-Atlas: COVID-19, a global academic project mapping legal responses to the pandemic. Silvia sits on the executive committee of the UK Constitutional Law Association, having previously managed the UK Constitutional Law Blog, and was formerly an Associate Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law.
Dr Alex Schwartz, Associate Professor, Department of Law, HKU
Deputy Director, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU